Just few days after President Akufo-Addo settled the dust on the prolonged fight over the heavily rejected Comprehensive Sexuality Educations (CSE), the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has given Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education a toss for being a listening and visionary leader.
They said his expertise has helped to uplift the standards of education in the country.
In a statement issued by the Ministry, the Association described the minister as a true leader, whose works had transformed the educational sector.
The citation, which was read by the outgoing UTAG National President, Dr Eric Opoku Mensah at the National UTAG Conference further acclaimed the Minister for his "hard work, dedication and unique leadership qualities."
“You have proven to be a true friend of the UTAG fraternity. Your composure in times of crises situations sets you apart as a true leader. There is no doubt that your Ministry is one of the most challenging entities at this time in Ghana. Many are those who have gone ahead of you, who did not survive this long in office,” part of the citation reads.
UTAG National President stated, “And it is not as though your tenure has been without the usual hues and cries that characterise the sector. The difference is how you have handled them.
“Your ready-to-engage-and-explain strategy, coupled with your readiness to listen and learn has really been the bedrock of your success," quoted in the ministry's statement.
He stressed that in this government, the sector minister always had a soft paw for UTAG during negotiations for better conditions of service for its members.